Jose Mourinho leaves Dele Alli out of his matchday squad AGAIN as Spurs star finds himself out in the cold for clash with Newcastle just days after featuring in the Europa League… but loan move to PSG now seems unlikely
- Dele Alli has been excluded from Tottenham’s squad for the visit of Newcastle
- The English midfielder has been left out after playing for an hour at Shendija
- The 24-year-old had been linked with a loan move to PSG this summer
- But PSG are likely to pull out of the deal and Mourinho says Alli will stay at Spurs
The midfielder played for an hour during Spurs’ 3-1 Europa League victory at Shkendija in midweek, but Alli has not been named in the starting XI or among the substitutes for the Premier League fixture.
Alli was not even on bench for Tottenham’s last two league games, but was set to start against Leyton Orient in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday before the game was called off due to positive Covid tests at the League Two club.
Dele Alli has been omitted from Jose Mourinho’s squad for the clash with Newcastle
The England international has been linked with a loan move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks, but the Ligue 1 champions are reportedly set to withdraw from negotiations.
According to The Telegraph, the financial terms of the deal have dissuaded PSG from signing Alli, despite the fact that they were encouraged to enter talks in the first place.
Thomas Tuchel was eager to sign the England star on a one-year deal and it is understood that Alli was also interested in making a fresh start at Parc des Princes.
But there is now little optimism that the two clubs can reach an agreement.
Alli has been linked with a move with PSG, but Jose Mourinho believes the midfielder will stay
Mourinho also insists he does not see the 24-year-old leaving before next monthh’s deadline. ‘Since Dele arrived from MK Dons he’s had ups and downs,’ he said.
‘Fabulous periods and also other periods when he disappears from the top level. When this lack of consistency happens in a player it is normal that when you are in great form you play because you deserve to and when you are not in a good moment you don’t play.
‘He is selected. No decision yet about starting or on the bench, but if he is on the pitch for one minute or 90 he has to show us. Pure and simple.’